The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) in partnership with catchment management authorities (soon to become Local Land Services) manage the implementation of the Native Vegetation Act 2003 and the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013.
Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 - implementation stages
The Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 (the Regulation) commenced on 23 September 2013.
This marks an important first step in the staged implementation of a commonsense approach to the management of native vegetation in NSW.
Stage 1 - A number of provisions including new or expanded exemptions to clear native vegetation without a property vegetation plan (PVP) take effect from 23 September 2013.
Stage 2 - Self-assessable codes to be made for certain common clearing activities without the need for a PVP will be implemented in 2014.
Stage 3 - A simplified and streamlined assessment for clearing requiring a PVP will be exhibited and implemented in 2014.
Private native forestry
For details of changes to the Regulation related to private native forestry (PNF), visit the PNF page on the Environment Protection Authority website.